(a) Responsibilities/Duties. The Project Manager is the Contractor manager with primary responsibility for all support provided to a particular case. Project Managers will generally be responsible for more than one active case at a time; a caseload of six to ten "moderately active, moderately-sized" cases will be typical, with several of the cases possibly in the discovery and/or document coding stage, one case in trial, several in the deposition preparation/witness binder stage, etc. Extremely large or active cases may reduce the number of other cases handled by a Project Manager. In mammoth cases, involving, for example, more than 10 million pages, more than one Project Manager may be assigned to a case. The Project Manager is the Government's primary point of contact for all support for the case. The Project Manager will have frequent contact with the COR, Government Case Managers, trial attorneys, client agency staff, and sometimes even opposing counsel. The Project Manager is responsible for planning and managing all support for the case, including monitoring work flow, progress reporting, identifying and assigning staff, budget development and tracking, coordinating technical/data processing support, and obtaining other required resources. Performs an active quality assurance role to ensure high quality work delivered on time. Ensures that proper security is maintained overall project materials, in accordance with Department security procedures. Coordinates with other Contractor components to deliver project support. When operating out of a Document Center, the Project Manager's work may be subject to coordination or direction by the Lead Project Manager.
(b) Qualifications. At least four years of progressively more responsible supervisory and management experience on major litigation support projects, including proven capabilities and communication skills to successfully interact with clients and attorneys. Demonstrated ability to manage numerous complex and time-critical litigation support activities simultaneously, including technical/data processing support activities. Requires expert knowledge of litigation support; outstanding writing skills; excellent oral communication skills; and excellent management skills. Must be able to anticipate litigation support needs and develop and execute detailed plans for addressing those needs. Requires knowledge of the Government's data processing environment in which the work is to be performed, including office automation networks, PC-based databases and other applications, and internet and server-based databases and other applications, such as but not limited to Oracle, Concordance, Summation, and Trial Director. Should be an expert user of the Government's office and network environment, including but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheet, imaging, and hardware systems. Undergraduate degree required. Law degree, advanced technical certification, or other pertinent graduate degree preferred. Substantial significant experience may in some cases be substituted for degree requirement.